Title: Charlotte Beauvoisin (Uganda)

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NEXT UP: Bayimba!“An unparalleled feast of music, dance, theatre, film&visual arts” - 06/Sep/2017 17:25 - 20 days ago
Bayimba International Festival of the Arts 10th Anniversary: exploring Uganda’s Art Wealth Diary of a Muzungu is delighted to...
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“Vintage is elegance”–classic cars&fashion at the Kampala Sheraton - 18/Aug/2017 03:55 - 39 days ago
In case you missed it! Highlights from the 2017 CBA Uganda Classic and Vintage Auto Show Do you love the cars of a bygone era? E...
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Why orphanage tours are wrong - 08/Aug/2017 05:01 - 49 days ago
Children aren’t tourist attractions. Why orphanage tours are wrong Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post i...
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#RwenzoriDiary week 6– Kilembe revisited - 04/Aug/2017 07:00 - 53 days ago
Welcome to week 6 of my #RwenzoriDiary. The series started here … A few weeks ago, we embarked on a fascinating tour of th...
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#RwenzoriDiary week 5–Sempaya Springs, Semliki - 23/Jul/2017 10:42 - 65 days ago
Welcome to week 5 of my #RwenzoriDiary. The series started here … I’m now back in Kampala and getting stuck into th...
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How private patrols support Bugoma Forest conservation - 20/Jul/2017 16:12 - 68 days ago
As regular Diary of a Muzungu readers will know, conservation brought me to Uganda. I continue to support a number of conservati...
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#RwenzoriDiary week 4– high above Mt Kilimanjaro! - 14/Jul/2017 11:37 - 74 days ago
Welcome to week 4 of my #RwenzoriDiary. The series started here … Let’s get the bad news out of the way: it’s not been ...
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#RwenzoriDiary week three–don’t miss July’s Rwenzori Tourism Expo! - 07/Jul/2017 05:00 - 81 days ago
Welcome to week three of my #RwenzoriDiary. The series started here … I’ve just received the most exciting hiking t...
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#RwenzoriDiary week two–Kasese pork joints&grazing at the Sheraton - 26/Jun/2017 18:58 - 92 days ago
I’ve received a few comments about the first entry in my #RwenzoriDiary, including “you go, I’ll meet you back...
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#RwenzoriDiary week one–commitment! - 20/Jun/2017 19:04 - 98 days ago
I’m committed now. You have it in writing. There’s no going back – only up! I don’t know when and I don&...
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The Kigali Marriott Hotel: American luxury with Rwandese class - 16/Jun/2017 04:47 - 102 days ago
The Kigali Marriott Hotel: American luxury with Rwandese class Driving up to the rather smart Kigali Marriott, you might think t...
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Stirring up magic at the Devil’s Cauldron, Murchison Falls - 06/May/2017 09:31 - 143 days ago
Top of the Falls, Murchison Falls National Park There is an inevitability about the constant flow of the River Nile that I find ...
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Why Alain St Ange is the best candidate for UNWTO Secretary General - 02/May/2017 04:36 - 147 days ago
Transforming Africa through tourism. Why East African Alain St Ange is the best candidate for UNWTO Secretary General Regular re...
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Nairobi National Park. The muzungu’s first city safari! - 17/Apr/2017 05:31 - 162 days ago
A city safari in Nairobi National Park. An early morning game drive to match any safari in the bush! It seemed weird to leave o...
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Stirring up magic at the Devil’s Cauldron, Murchison Falls - 15/Apr/2017 09:31 - 164 days ago
Top of the Falls, Murchison Falls National Park There is an inevitability about the constant flow of the River Nile that I find ...
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“Salesman with an AK47”Uganda via Northern Ireland, Iraq&Afghanistan - 12/Apr/2017 08:39 - 167 days ago
A book review: Salesman with an AK47: a rollercoaster ride of a life lived on the edge – by Alan Barry This book is not ...
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Sundowners, star-gazing&tales from the bush. A weekend at Nile Safari Lodge - 14/Mar/2017 07:51 - 196 days ago
There’s a cool breeze coming off the Nile tonight. My banda at Nile Safari Lodge is open-netted on three sides. Set on sti...
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5 things to remember when backpacking with kids in Africa - 16/Feb/2017 07:48 - 222 days ago
Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is by Joe. I’ll let him introduce himself! I’m Joe. I run N...
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Chinese tourism in Uganda–opportunity or threat? - 17/Jan/2017 11:46 - 252 days ago
Chinese in Uganda: tourism opportunities and conservation threats Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is b...
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Where to travel in East Africa in 2017: the muzungu’s recommendations - 05/Jan/2017 21:10 - 264 days ago
Where to travel in East Africa in 2017: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda. The Muzungu’s recommendations Happy New Year, dear Diary re...
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Uganda becoming a digital hub - 16/Dec/2016 20:35 - 284 days ago
Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is written by Abigail Morgan. According to an article published on the...
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Kyaninga Lodge–the dancing, running (and relaxing!) lodge - 18/Nov/2016 21:26 - 312 days ago
Kyaninga Lodge‘s breathtaking views Since the recent launch of the Disney film ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Ugandans have been di...
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10 little-known things to do in Arua, West Nile - 02/Nov/2016 06:51 - 328 days ago
Here’s the muzungu’s guide on how to travel to Arua, 10 things to do in Arua and West Nile, all about Arua town, what to buy...
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MASH-tastic! The muzungu’s bus tips from Kampala to Nairobi - 17/Oct/2016 19:34 - 344 days ago
Taking the bus between Kampala and Nairobi? Try MASH! The brilliant East Africa Tourist Visa and Interstate Pass mean that trave...
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“Nagawa – you cowardised!” A detour via the Congo - 14/Sep/2016 20:10 - 377 days ago
Adventure in West Nile – and beyond There were two international highlights to our trip to West Nile. The silly Muzungu wa...
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Downtown dreadlocks. The muzungu’s blind date - 03/Sep/2016 11:15 - 388 days ago
What did I say to Julia? After one dating disaster too many I joked that “if another guy with dreadlocks wants to date me, th...
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Tropical disease diary - 23/Aug/2016 08:06 - 399 days ago
“How not to do it” – Uganda travel health advice from the muzungu This month I have been bitten by Mango Flies...
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Kenya’s dazzling marine life: where to snorkel in Watamu - 17/Aug/2016 07:30 - 405 days ago
Kenya’s dazzling marine life: where to snorkel in Watamu Seventh Heaven isn’t up in the sky, it’s here in the warm Ind...
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Airport drama # 1-“The plane is closing!” - 07/Aug/2016 10:56 - 415 days ago
If I’m honest, I’ve lived on ‘African time’ before I lived in Africa… but even when I make a timely plan, some...
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Airport drama # 1-“The plane is closing!” - 07/Aug/2016 10:56 - 415 days ago
If I’m honest, I’ve lived on ‘African time’ before I lived in Africa… but even when I make a timely plan, some...
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NOW LIVE: apply for Ugandan tourist visas online - 01/Jul/2016 16:09 - 452 days ago
All Ugandan tourist visas are now online. Apply BEFORE you travel! Update from Kampala, Uganda, effective July 1, 2016. The Mini...
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What is the East Africa Tourist Visa? - 26/May/2016 23:18 - 488 days ago
What is the East Africa Tourist Visa? Your questions answered… The idea of a single regional East Africa Tourist Visa is t...
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Have you traveled the Lunatic Express? - 07/May/2016 18:25 - 507 days ago
More ‘lunatic’ than ‘express’… Lunatic Express train Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya: survival tips, how...
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Why Kenya’s ivory burning makes sense #worthmorealive - 29/Apr/2016 13:17 - 515 days ago
The ivory burning in Nairobi National Park, Kenya and what it means. This weekend sees a historic conservation event: the burni...
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Why visit Uganda? Dispelling a few myths - 24/Feb/2016 18:57 - 580 days ago
Why visit Uganda? #VisitUganda When I tell people in Europe that I live in Uganda, they may have heard of the country, but they ...
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The Muzungu stays home–while #UgandaDecides - 05/Feb/2016 21:01 - 599 days ago
Follow #UgandaDecides is the hashtag dedicated to Uganda’s forthcoming election. One thing is for sure, Ugandans have a f...
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How to find an international school in Kampala - 05/Feb/2016 01:59 - 599 days ago
General intro: FAMILIES Ugandans are big on family and are crazy about children. Statistics say the average Ugandan family has s...
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Where to travel in Uganda&East Africa in 2016–the Muzungu’s plans - 02/Jan/2016 16:13 - 633 days ago
Where to travel in Uganda & East Africa in 2016 Happy New Year, dear Diary reader! As we wave goodbye to 2015, I’d lik...
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On The Ball–inspiring Ugandan kids through football - 20/Dec/2015 09:17 - 646 days ago
Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is by Irish football coach Karol Gallagher, who I first met at the Ka...
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Expats in Uganda Magazine amateur photography competition 2015: the winners - 18/Dec/2015 19:04 - 648 days ago
Uganda is an incredibly photogenic country, and many expats have sharpened their photography skills after coming to Uganda, and ...
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On the right track: the Muzungu’s first Ugandan train ride - 13/Dec/2015 14:46 - 653 days ago
Rift Valley Railways relaunches Kampala passenger train service after 20 year break Another first this week: my first Ugandan tr...
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Karibu!– welcome to East Africa – Pope Francis #PopeInUganda - 25/Nov/2015 22:50 - 671 days ago
Karibu! – and welcome to East Africa! – Pope Francis. #PopeInKenya #PopeInUganda The Pope has landed in East Africa! Now in ...
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Are you going to Kampala City Festival 2015? - 02/Oct/2015 22:04 - 725 days ago
Are you going to Kampala City Festival 2015? This is the Muzungu’s story from 2014. I had a blast! Scroll down to the bottom ...
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How to hike Bwindi. My Gorilla Highlands adventure, part 2 - 19/Sep/2015 23:39 - 738 days ago
Bwindi hiking: Have you experienced the real jungle? Been walking in the woods? Try walking in the jungle! Hiking Bwindi Impe...
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Going back to school? How to find an international school in Kampala - 16/Aug/2015 07:27 - 772 days ago
Are you new to Uganda? Are you looking for tips on how to find an International School in Kampala? Ugandans are big on family an...
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How many islands before breakfast? My Gorilla Highlands adventure, part 1 - 12/Jul/2015 19:40 - 807 days ago
Can you beat this… ? A gentle early morning paddle across the still waters of Lake Bunyonyi in a dugout canoe… follo...
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How to climb the Rwenzori Mountains–trekking Margherita Peak - 30/May/2015 19:46 - 850 days ago
Are you thinking of climbing Margherita Peak or trekking the Rwenzori Mountains? Then read this first! Welcome to Diary of a Mu...
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An invitation to Masaka: the inaugural Uganda International Marathon! May 24th - 10/May/2015 20:07 - 870 days ago
Uganda International Marathon Masaka – Are you interested in running through the beautiful Masaka countryside on the last ...
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“Eating fish” on Lake Victoria–the Muzungu’s guide - 04/Apr/2015 10:07 - 906 days ago
“Eating fish” on Lake Victoria – the Muzungu’s guide Regular readers of Diary of a Muzungu will know how much I ...
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Mandela and Me. A homage to Nelson Mandela - 07/Dec/2014 20:46 - 1024 days ago
Mandela and Me. A homage to Nelson Mandela This time last year, I was too sick with Malaria to pay homage to Nelson Mandela. Cry...
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Are you up for high wire hijinks? - 29/Nov/2014 16:44 - 1032 days ago
High wire fun at Lakeside Adventure Park Lakeside Adventure Park is unique: there is nowhere like it in Uganda. The park offers...
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Operation Shoebill: Uganda’s Big Birding Day 24 hour race - 22/Nov/2014 15:40 - 1039 days ago
Operation Shoebill: first-hand experience of Uganda’s Big Birding Day annual 24 hour bird race at Mabamba Bay So why precisely...
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My journey to Uganda: First Impressions - 16/Nov/2014 06:35 - 1045 days ago
Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is by Angela Dempsey, who was so captivated by her first impressions ...
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Why do I blog? - 16/Oct/2014 21:08 - 1076 days ago
Why do I blog? Blogging is my friend. Blogging is my creative outlet. Blogging is my personal space when things in my life don...
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How to climb Mount Kilimanjaro–Tales of a Novice Climber - 07/Oct/2014 18:04 - 1085 days ago
How to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on your ‘travel bucket list’? I love hiking, but there’s a l...
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KLA ART 014–“Unmapped”–Kampala Contemporary Art Festival - 04/Oct/2014 15:05 - 1088 days ago
“Unmapped” – Who are the unheard voices of our cities? KLA ART 014, Kampala Contemporary Art Festival This year Kampa...
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How to climb Mount Kilimanjaro–Tales of a Novice Climber - 18/Sep/2014 18:04 - 1104 days ago
How to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on your ‘travel bucket list’? I love hiking, but there’s a l...
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My journey to Uganda: First Impressions - 10/Sep/2014 06:35 - 1112 days ago
Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is by Angela Dempsey, who was so captivated by her first impressions ...
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Bird watching on the Kazinga Channel–a 21st century Safari! - 03/Sep/2014 12:19 - 1119 days ago
Bird watching: a 21st-century Safari! Kazinga Channel Queen Elizabeth National Park Have you noticed that the more Safaris you g...
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“Love letter to Motherland Uganda”and the National Anthem debate - 29/Jul/2014 05:33 - 1155 days ago
Uganda’s National Anthem – A plea to Ugandans from Meronie Agaba   In recent weeks, Uganda has been alive with...
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Kampala Art Biennale–what’s it all about? - 27/Jul/2014 19:21 - 1157 days ago
About the Kampala Art Biennale Kampala is a dynamic city, bursting with talent. I love this city. Throughout August this year, ...
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Save the Nile #saveadventuretourisminUganda–can you help? - 17/Jul/2014 15:48 - 1167 days ago
Save the Nile. Help us Save Adventure Tourism in Uganda The situation regarding the Isimba Hydro Power Project on the River Nile...
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Birds send my heart a flutter… - 07/Jul/2014 22:53 - 1177 days ago
My favourite birdwatching Uganda stories Similar in size to Great Britain, Uganda’s unique geographical positioning in the Gre...
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Save the Nile #saveadventuretourisminUganda–can you help? - 29/Jun/2014 11:48 - 1185 days ago
Save the Nile. Help us Save Adventure Tourism in Uganda The situation regarding the Isimba Hydro Power Project on the River Nile...
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Birds send my heart a flutter… - 17/Jun/2014 22:53 - 1197 days ago
My favourite birdwatching Uganda stories Similar in size to Great Britain, Uganda’s unique geographical positioning in the Gre...
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A rollex-fuelled tour of Uganda and Africa by bike #HumanSpirit - 15/Jun/2014 17:06 - 1199 days ago
“I’m no David Attenborough, but trekking with the gorillas has been the greatest wildlife experience of my life,” ...
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All roads lead to Namugongo - 29/May/2014 08:23 - 1216 days ago
It always makes me laugh: the unexpected things I end up getting involved in Uganda, so I shouldn’t have been surprised when J...
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My kind of club? - 10/May/2014 20:05 - 1235 days ago
Launch of the Uganda Chapter of the Explorers Club The Muzungu is always up for a bit of an adventure, as regular Diary of a Muz...
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Messing about on the river - 25/Mar/2014 20:58 - 1281 days ago
Jinja accommodation at The Haven A cursory look at The Haven’s visitor’s book tells it all: full of compliments from first t...
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360 degrees of Rwanda: a Virunga luxury gorilla safari - 15/Mar/2014 06:09 - 1291 days ago
360 degrees of Rwanda: a Virunga luxury gorilla safari Misty volcanic peaks and lakes dotted with small islands are the backdrop...
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The distant Volcanoes of Mgahinga - 14/Mar/2014 09:46 - 1292 days ago
Mount Gahinga Lodge, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park “Mgahinga is my favourite place in the whole of Uganda!” my friend Juli...
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“Eyes turned upward”–aerial photos of South Western Uganda - 04/Mar/2014 11:00 - 1302 days ago
“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned upward, for there you have been, ...
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5 Years a Blogger - 26/Feb/2014 07:51 - 1308 days ago
Five years ago I first set foot in Uganda. (Is that all it’s been?) Thank you to everyone who’s been part of my journey. I m...
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Crossing continents–the Muzungu’s Istanbul city tour - 23/Feb/2014 11:07 - 1311 days ago
Crossing continents – the Muzungu’s Istanbul city tour The Muzungu loves to explore new places on her own but this t...
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Turkish Delightful–the restaurant in the sky - 23/Feb/2014 09:06 - 1311 days ago
How to fly from Uganda to London – fly via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines! Flying with a national carrier gives you an ins...
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Shake your kabina! A musical, dancing tour of Uganda - 25/Jan/2014 14:30 - 1340 days ago
The Culture of Uganda – in rhythm and dance Tick-tick-tick goes the bamboo on the calabash. Sh-sh-sh-shake the seeds in th...
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Interview with a rebel: Ugandan cultural activist Stephen Rwangyezi - 20/Jan/2014 13:59 - 1345 days ago
Interview with a rebel: Ugandan cultural activist Stephen Rwangyezi Stephen Rwangyezi is a fantastic storyteller with a compell...
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Ugandans Adopt–“Why I do what I do” - 16/Jan/2014 14:16 - 1349 days ago
Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is by Agwang Aidah, who is the Communications Officer at Ugandans Adopt...
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Why do Muzungu women like dating Rastas? - 06/Dec/2013 09:07 - 1390 days ago
If you want to know what’s really going on in mixed relationships, tell me what you think of this one? Some of the experiences...
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Safari to the centre of the solar system - 06/Dec/2013 06:16 - 1390 days ago
The Muzungu simply couldn’t pass on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a Hybrid Solar Eclipse in Uganda. I’m not usua...
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Safari to the centre of the solar system - 06/Dec/2013 06:16 - 1390 days ago
The Muzungu simply couldn’t pass on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a Hybrid Solar Eclipse in Uganda.   I’m n...
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Protected:“Eat my dust!”de Muzungu’s quad bike Safari - 05/Nov/2013 12:00 - 1421 days ago
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A solar eclipse turns the spotlight on Northern Uganda’s appeal - 30/Oct/2013 20:39 - 1427 days ago
Suddenly, everyone in Kampala is talking about this weekend’s action: not the usual parties and nightclub events, but a hybrid...
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I love birds! - 17/Oct/2013 07:09 - 1440 days ago
Diary of a Muzungu is proud to be a sponsor of Big Birding Day 2013, supporting the next generation of birders in Uganda. How m...
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In search of the Lucky Bean…Nkuringo walking Safaris, Bwindi - 19/Sep/2013 15:20 - 1468 days ago
Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, in the far south western corner of Uganda, is the ideal starting point for: hiking volcanoes, hikes acro...
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Was Toto right? - 01/Sep/2013 15:49 - 1486 days ago
“Holiday of a lifetime” – was Toto right? Sunshine, and the promise of an evening filled with talk about Uganda and bi...
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BINGO! Rwanda’s Kwita Izina, gorilla naming ceremony - 16/Aug/2013 18:47 - 1502 days ago
It was with great excitement that I travelled to Rwanda to attend the Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony. This event is strictl...
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How to date a Ugandan - 06/Aug/2013 11:15 - 1512 days ago
A blog post about dating in Uganda will not suffice. This material fills at least one book! Ugandan men can be handsome and very...
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How to call home - 24/Jul/2013 10:24 - 1525 days ago
Calling home from Uganda can be pretty straightforward. It can also be a right pain in the kabina (bottom). When I first arrived...
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How to avoid Bilharzia - 24/Jul/2013 10:17 - 1525 days ago
You won’t always get Bilharzia if you swim in Lake Victoria and, if you do, it may take weeks, months or even twenty years for...
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How to avoid Malaria - 06/Jul/2013 11:10 - 1543 days ago
When I was a VSO volunteer, I was given a whole list of vaccinations (15 injections in total!) and a free supply of anti-Malaria...
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On my knees again: an audience with the King - 16/Jun/2013 12:54 - 1563 days ago
Bunyoro Kingdom – Empango Celebrations inauguration run De Muzungu’s developed a taste for hanging out with Ugandan ...
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A wedding fit for a King - 18/May/2013 16:44 - 1592 days ago
There was an explosion of noise as the Kabaka arrived for Prince David Wasajja’s wedding at Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala. It&...
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No hurry in Africa–bus Kampala to Kigali - 27/Apr/2013 00:00 - 1613 days ago
No hurry in Africa: on board the bus Kampala to Kigali I didn’t understand much but the salesman’s words: “Tsunami in the ...
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Bang! goes my day - 25/Apr/2013 06:16 - 1615 days ago
Woke in the night to a BANG and a pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. The outside lights flickered off, on, off, on ….. off. Heavy ra...
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The changing face of Kampala slums - 16/Mar/2013 19:31 - 1655 days ago
I love Namuwongo, it’s where I first fell in love with Uganda but I’m sure many Ugandans would shudder hearing tha...
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And there goes my wall–weather in Uganda - 24/Feb/2013 18:38 - 1675 days ago
Rain… rain… rain… weather in Uganda - eh! You’re disorganising me!   Rain stopped work. Rain stop...
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Bandas, huts, hostels. Where to stay in Kampala? - 25/Jan/2013 11:40 - 1705 days ago
Bandas, huts and hostels – where to stay in Uganda? Living in Kampala As soon as I stepped off the plane, I fell in love w...
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The Muzungu’s Best of 2012! - 12/Jan/2013 18:34 - 1718 days ago
Uganda has tested me in many ways and 2012 was ‘challenging’ as we say around here – but I’m still here ...
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Wake up and smell the coffee, Rift Valley style - 29/Dec/2012 14:31 - 1732 days ago
Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Day breaks over the Rift Valley and my early morning coffee has arr...
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The Kingfisher and I - 08/Dec/2012 09:38 - 1753 days ago
I love this time of day, walking with the dogs before the sun goes down. There’s something in the air tonight. A pair of A...
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Are muzungus all rich? - 17/Nov/2012 08:33 - 1774 days ago
Being a Muzungu (having a white skin) defines me as rich, or so the Rollex man tells me: “For us we know you are rich.” Let&...
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